February 2011

FEBRUARY 2011: Our Town - "A Red Carpet Affair" - Hospice Care Of The Lowcountry’s February Event

Author: Ashley Krieger

Guests may think they’ve landed on Hollywood Boulevard when they arrive at Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s Hospice and Hearts Event. “A Red Carpet Affair” is the theme for the third annual event, and organizers have gone all out to ensure guests feel nothing short of A-list.

The stylish affair, at Windows on the Waterway in Hilton Head Plantation (February 10, 6:30 – 9:30 pm), invites guests to choose from one of five fashion categories and dress accordingly if they wish. Winners will be selected from each category throughout the night with a grand prize drawing at the conclusion. The winner will receive a three-night trip for two to Hollywood, California (airfare and hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza included). Also included in this prize is a Bloomingdales’ pampering shopping experience with a personal shopper and a $1,000 gift certificate to Bloomingdales.

Fashion categories include: “27 Dresses—Worst or best bridesmaid dress”; “Runaway Bride—Wedding dresses”; “The Real Housewives of Hilton Head—Pile on the bling and fur”; “Project Runway—Design your own style”; and “Fashion Police: I stole the style—Copy your favorite awards-show look.”

Upping the element of fun this year is a silent bachelors auction. A new addition to last year’s event was the participation of several of CH2’s “Bachelors of the Year.” Many of the contestants from the annual contest plus other local bachelors have volunteered their time to be auctioned as dates to May’s annual Yacht Hop event. With the popularity of last year’s auction, several of this year’s contestants have already signed up to participate.

Hospice and Hearts guests will be taxied from their cars to the red carpet event entrance by limousine where “paparazzi” will snap their picture and inquire about their winning looks. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 per person or $45 with door prize ticket. Proceeds from the event benefit patient care programs at Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.

“Over the past three years, this has grown to be a fun-filled event for the women of our community. It’s a wonderful time after the holidays to get together and enjoy delicious food and wine and the company of others, all while benefiting a worthy cause,” said Jenny Brasington, executive director of Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. “We’re very conscious of both the financial and volunteer support that goes into making an event like this happen, and we are overwhelmed with gratitude for such an involved community.”

Event organizer, Darlene Schuetz says she expects the event to be even better attended this year. A special feature this year will be a “Walk of Stars.” Guests or donors can advance purchase a “star” to honor a loved one for $100. The stars will line the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” the night of the event.

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HOSPICE CARE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY,
serves Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties. For more information, visit hospicecarelc.org. For event details, to purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorships, call (843) 706-2296.

Hospice & Hearts
“A Red Carpet Affair”
February 10
6:30-9:30 PM

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